Glenfiddich Distillery Tour

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Address: Dufftown, Banffshire AB55 4DH

Contact: +44 (0)1340 820373

Website: http://www.glenfiddich.com

Opening Hours: See website for seasonal and tour times/dates

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TOUR OPTIONS: (as seen on 6/8/15)

EXPLORERS TOUR

Your visit will begin with a short film recounting our five generations of family ownership. It’ll then be followed by an on-foot tour of the distillery with the chance to see how our whiskies are created by craftsmen with generations of understanding. The tour includes a visit to the still house where you can see how our stillmen capture the sweetest part of our distillate from our unusually sized copper stills.

You’ll visit two of our warehouses where you will explore the generations of gently maturing casks. You’ll also learn how we achieve depth and consistency of flavour throughout our range of exceptional whiskies.

The special conclusion to this visit is a tutored nosing and tasting of four of our world-renowned single malts.

Tasting includes:

Glenfiddich 12, Glenfiddich Rich Oak, Glenfiddich 15, Glenfiddich 18

Cost: £10pp.

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GLENFIDDICH SOLERA – DECONSTRUCTED

Following an introductory video, you will be shown around the distillery and experience the true taste of Glenfiddich, sampling at various stages along the way.

During your visit to warehouse 8, home to our unique Solera process, you’ll discover what makes our 15 year old such an exceptional dram. You’ll then be taken into our malt masters blending room: here you will enjoy tasting a number of cask-strength samples.

You’ll also have the unique chance to step into our Malt Master Brian Kinsman’s role, preparing your very own version of Glenfiddich 15 year old by combining different cask samples together. Each guest will be able to bottle a small sample (5cl) of their own creation to keep.

Tasting includes: 4 x 15 Year Old Cask Samples

Max 8 people, booking recommended

Cost: £35pp. 

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PIONEERS TOUR

After being welcomed by one of our experienced guides, you’ll experience the wealth of craftsmanship and traditions that are still used by us today. You’ll have the chance to learn how we balance these with the innovation that has allowed us to create a range of exceptional whiskies.

During the course of your tour, you’ll visit a number of malt warehouses and discover the world of Glenfiddich by visiting warehouse number 12, home to the Malt Master’s Selection. This range of 4 casks has been specially chosen by our sixth Malt Master, Brian Kinsman. Here, you will be invited to fill a 20cl bottle from the cask of your choice, which you will be able to take home, along with a beautiful commemorative book documenting your trip to the distillery.

We will conclude the experience with a tutored masterclass of a selection of five of our finest whiskies along with delicious canapés prepared by Addy Daggart, our head chef.

This tour needs to be booked at least a week in advance and is for over 18s only. The maximum group size is eight people.

Duration: 4 Hours

Tasting Includes: Glenfiddich 12 Year Old , Glenfiddich 15 Year Old , Glenfiddich 18 Year Old, Glenfiddich 21 Year Old, Glenfiddich Cask Sample

Cost: £95pp.

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Still house


OUR THOUGHTS:

TheMadVatter and I decided to take the Solera Deconstructed Tour. We were lucky enough to have Logan, our tour guide, to ourselves and had some great geeky chat about the distillery and whisky in general. Logan was well informed and made the tour all the more special for the two of us.

After a great tour of the distillery and a good sniff of the Solera Vatt. We made our way to the Malt Masters Suit, the blenders room, filled with cask samples, graduated cylinders, and expressions of old.

We were given 3 cask samples and a sample of the Glenfiddich Solera. After having a good mull over the drams we set about to recreate the Solera in a 5cl bottle to take home.

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Making our own Solera!

I had a really good time at Glenfiddich and the quality of the tour and tasting was top notch. Great value for a one-of-a-kind experience.


TIPS:

– This may sounds silly, but the Women’s restroom in the Visitors centre is AMAZING. So ladies, its well worth a visit 😉

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